Hearts of Oak announced the appointment of Serbian football manager Slavko Matic as their new head coach on a two-year deal.
He replaced Samuel Boadu who got sacked after a poor start to the 2022/23 season with a draw with their arch-rivals Asante Kotoko in Kumasi sealing his departure.
Here’s all you need to know about Hearts of Oak’s Serbian coach Slavko Matic in his playing career.
The 46-year-old started his youth career with the Serbian club Partizan Belgrade, playing between 1986 and 1956.
His senior career chapter opened at fellow Belgrade club Čukarički, playing there for two years between 1996 and 1998.
1996–1998 Čukarički 1998–2001 OFK Beograd 2001–2002 Spartak Moscow 2002–2003 Čukarički 2003–2004 Slavia Sofia
2004–2005 Pegah Gilan 2005–2006 CSKA Sofia
- 2009-2010 OFK Beograd Serbia youth team
- 2010-2014 Al-Ahli Qatar Assistant coach and coach of the second team
- 2014. FC Napredak Serbia
- 2015. NK Zavrc Slovenia
- 2015-2016. FC Koper Slovenia
- 2016. OFK Beograd Serbia
- 2016-2018. Al-Shamal Qatar
- 2019-2020. FK Novi Pazar Serbia
- 2020-2021. Al Njoom FC Saudi Arabia
- 2022. PFC Septemvri Sofia Bulgaria
- 2022-2023. Accra Hearts of Oak S.C. Ghana
At Slavia Sofia, the defender managed to register 25 appearances and got on the score sheet once.
In 2005, Matic played an integral role for CSKA Sofia when they played Liverpool in Uefa Champions League Qualifiers a game he was deployed as a right back and performed with ease.
Matic went on to play for six other clubs before quitting active football to take up coaching.
He holds a UEFA Pro License coaching certificate, the highest coaching certification available in Europe. Slavko Matic began his professional coaching career with the Qatari club Al-Ahli as an assistant coach and coach of Team B.
He was with the club between 2010 and 2014. It is the longest spell he has been in at a football club.
Matic has five coaching qualifications from different pieces of training and workshops.
He took Septemvri Sofia at position 6th and won the league as champion and was promoted to Premier League in Bulgari with the youngest team in history ever and 4 players sold in the best clubs in Bulgaria and one in Romania.
The last club he worked with before coming to Hearts of Oak was Septemvri Sofia, a team from the second tier of Bulgarian football, in early 2022.
Hebar v Septemvri Sofia Highlights – Coach Slavko Matić:
Coach Slavko Matic – Relations with players:
Coach Slavko Matic – NK Zavrc goals against NK Maribor and NK Olimpija:
Coach Slavko Matic pre-season work – FC Koper:
Coach Slavko Matic – Qatar team: Al-Shamal SC: